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and the murdoch's family. >> and tell what yous they're doing. >> seems to break all the rules. >> are you telling me the people who work in that organization in this country have never ever used the same tactics? >> the hacking scandal tagged to several levels of the british government forcing parliament to investigate the accusation and calling rupert and james murdoch to set the record straight. >> they have no right to break the law if they're an american corporation. back here, politicians and the liberal press push for investigations into newscorp's u.s. operations trying to tie them to the news of the world scandal. what's behind this effort? >> that was then. >> despite administration denials, evidence emerges proving an anti-fox bias inside the white house. >> the politicians in the white house are willing to look you right in the eye and lie to you. >> jon: the end of an era for entertainment reporters covering harry and hogwart. and on panel judy miller, cal thomas, jim pinkerton, yellow new american foundation and host of the alan colmes show on fox news radio alan colmes. i'm jon scot
. she had been heading the british arm of rupe mert murdoch's news corp media division. this comes as murdoch makes his first comments on the scandal, sparking investigations on both sides of the atlantic. speaking the the "wall street journal" which is owned by news corp, murdoch says his company handled the crisis, quote, extremely well in every possible way, making just minor mistakes. that's the word of rupert murdoch. he also confirmed he and his son james will appear before a british parliament committee next week to discuss the scandal after initially refusing that request. news corp also said he's hired a top criminal defense attorney. back in the u.s., the fbi launching an investigation into allegations that news corp sought to hack into the phones of september 11th victims. again, the breaking news this morning, rebekah brooks, rupert murdoch's most senior newspaper executive in great britain has stepped down and resigned from her position. we'll see what happens next there. >>> meanwhile back in washington, president obama says it's decision time, telling congressional l
yard resigns on the same day london police arrest a star of rupert murdoch's media empire. >>> the new mystery surrounding casey anthony. where is she after walking out of jail now a free woman? >>> and sudden death. an exhilarating women's world cup decided on the final kick. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the growing fallout from great britain's newspaper phone hacking scandal gained new momentum today, claiming two major figures. including scotland yard's top cop. tonight the woman who until recently ran rupert murdoch's newspaper holdings in the uk is under arrest. and the head of the london police department has abruptly resigned amid questions over his department's pursuit of the case. all this being followed very closely in this country, which is home to some of the crown jewels of murdoch's now damaged media empire. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london tonight with late developments for us in the case. stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. well, the casualties in this story continue to pile up. rebekah brooks, one of rupert mu
yard's top cop. tonight the woman who until recently ran rupert murdoch's newspaper holdings in the uk is under arrest. and the head of the london police department has abruptly resigned amid questions over his department's pursuit of the case. all this being followed very closely in this country, which is home to some of the crown jewels of murdoch's now damaged media empire. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london tonight with late developments for us in the case. stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. well, the casualties in this story continue to pile up. rebekah brooks, one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives is under arrest tonight. her spokesman says that she turned herself in and she's cooperating. then late tonight a surprise announcement from scotland yard that sir paul stephenson, the chief of police for the organization now investigating this scandal, he has stepped down. london's police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year inves
-selling sunday newspaper "the news of the world" is being shut down by murdoch's news international. the closure comes after a public outcry. but it has not lifted the spot line of the murdoch empire which controls 40% of newspaper circulations in the u.k. and has worldwide reach. the bbc business editor robert preston starts our coverage. >> rupert murdoch, 1969, shortly after he bought a newspaper which was to become his very profitable pride and joy. >> 4 give the individual, by all means. but you cannot forget. >> he may have well have made the remarks about the newspaper that has shocked us here in the paper that has been printed for 168 years became indelibly linked with the worst practices in british journalism. mr. murdoch says it could not be amended. >> clearly practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in and that i believe in. and that his company believes in good this company has been a great investor in journalism, a greater investor in me yet in general and it is something that we believe very strongly in. clearly, c
murdoch grilled while his wife wendy jumped to an attack from a pie throwing prankster. live to london for the latest. >>> american airlines announces an $85 billion plan to buy a brand new fleet of planes. what it could mean for the economy and jobs in the united states. >>> deal or new deal? new hope for the budget talks. a possible break-through plan, president obama, even some republicans are praising. what it could mean for your wallet "early" this wednesday morning, july 20th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning, welcome to "the early show" here on wednesday, july 20th, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. >>> prime minister david cameron faces questions in parliament over where he hired a former news editor from a newspaper that faces questions over phone hacking. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you from london. david come ron addressing the scandal as it appears to be getting closer and closer to his office. >> over the past two weeks a torrent of revelations and allegations has engulfed some of this country's most
for your insight. >> you're quite welcome. >> mitchell: in other news, media magnate rupert murdoch is in full damage control mode this weekend, trying to defuse the phone hacking uproar on both sides of the atlantic. dana lewis in london has the latest. >> an apology to a nation. major british newspapers today carried full-page advertisements from rupert murdoch and his company, news international, embroiled in phone hacking and police bribery. "we are sorry for the serious wrongdoing that occurred." and tomorrow another ad promising next steps. they include help from two former u.s. justice department lawyers to, as the ad says, put right what's gone wrong. murdoch is struggling to save his company, newscorp, the second largest media conglomerate after disney. yesterday, he accepted the resignation of his chief british c.e.o., rebekah brooks. hours later in the u.s., the resignation on les hinton, c.e.o. of dow jones, which publishes the "wall street journal." gone are two key executives who served as firewalls in the growing scandal of phone hacking. >> the thing about firewalls
rupert murdoch grilled while his wife wendi jumped to his offense from a pie-throwing prankster live on london for the latest. >>> american airlines announces $85 billion blan to buy a praned new fleet of planbrand-new flee planes. >>> deal or no deal. new hope on those deadlock washington budget talks as a possible break through plan and even some republicans are praising. tell you what it is and what it means for your wallet "early" this wednesday morning, july 20th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. welcome to "the early show" on wednesday, july 20th. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. >>> britain's tabloid scandal, prime minister david cameron faces questions in parliament today why he hired a former "news of the woshled" editor connected to phone hacking. our own jeff glor has made his way to london for the very latest on the scandal that seems to grow day by day. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: chris, good morning to you from london. you mentioned some developments this morning. david cameron, right now, addressing the scand
the country's top cop and rupert murdoch's former chief executive. >>> horror in ottawa. severe weather causes a stage to collapse at a music festival in canada. >>> and the agony of defeat. japan stuns the u.s. in a riveting women's world cup japan stuns the u.s. in a riveting women's world cup final. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with the domino effect. the casualties from england's newspaper phone hacking scandal keep piling up, as england's top-ranking police officer abruptly resigned, and one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives was arrested and questioned by police for 12 hours. nbc's stephanie gosk has details. >> reporter: london police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year investigators decided not to further pursue the phone hacking case. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested last week in connecti
david cameron, and the culture secretary on either side of rupert murdoch. the pressure is rising on the media mogul. it was britain's worst peacetime act of terrorism. but now, there are concerns that families of those killed on 7/7, in 2005, were also eavesdropped upon by the british tabloid, "news of the world." graham lost his son, david, in the attack. and says his phone may have been hacked by reporters. >> the thought that somebody may have been listening to me begging for david to phone home. i thought we were in a dark place and i didn't think anybody could make it darker. but i'm proved wrong. >> reporter: the phone hacking scandal is so shocking, it's prompted an emergency debate in britain's parliament. >> it's make the public. and i feel so appalled by what's happened. murder victims, terrorist victims, who had their phones hacked. that's why there's a full police investigation, with all of the powers they need. we have the inquiries to get to the bottom of what went wrong. >> reporter: it's put former "news of the world" editor, rebecca brooks under incredible pressu
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. rupert murdoch apologizes after his reporters hacked into people's voicemail. were 9/11 families among them? and tonight, what he tried to avoid, now coming. >>> the ultimate soccer mom. the captain of the u.s. women's soccer team on the eve of their historic final. tonight, her own home team advantage. those two, smiling, little faces. >>> and harry potter, before he was harry potter. with the final movie out, we look back at what he did at 11 years old, the moment he learned he beat out thousands. >>> good evening. and it's great to have you with us on this saturday night. and if you're watching this from the center o othis country, we hope you have a fan or an air conditioner. it is a sweltering night. and the first of many. 13 states are under heat warnings tonight, from texas and louisiana in the south, all the way up to the canadian border. take a look at these temperatures. the heat and humidity, making it feel well over 100 degrees in so many cities and towns. omaha, nebraska, 104. to the north in marshall, minnesota, 105. and look at this tonight. as we move into next week, th
over raising the debt limit. also new apologies from media mogul rupert murdoch. he met with the family of a murdered teenager whose phone was hacked by his now defunct tabloid. there are fast-moving developments in this scandal. it's ungulfing his entire news empire. and as casey anthony prepares to get out of jail on sunday, will she shun the media spotlight or will she try to capitalize on her supposed fame? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >> president obama back at the bully pulpit for the second time this week to make sure ameripay bill. he went before reporters to keep pushing raising the debt ceiling limit before the august 2 deadline. he seems to be softening his terms somewhat. let's go to the white house. our correspondent dan lothian has the very latest. >> he said it' time for law makers from both parties to make tough choices. he says he's been willing to put entitlement programs on the table, but even so, there's no deal tonight. and some republicans are saying it's time for the president to put his own plan on the table, not make another speech. presiden
>>> a grong >>> a growing scandal, england's top cop and a former high ranking murdoch aide are swept up in britain's phone hacking scandal. >>> concert chaos, thousands run for safety when a stage collapses. in ottawa. >>> and in hiding, casey anthony gets out of jail and out of sight. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good morning, everyone. appreciate you joining us. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. it's turning into the scandal that just won't quit. the voice mail hacking and police bribery investigation that's rocked england is snowballing. the latest this morning, britain's top police official, the head of scotland yard, has resigned, and the well-connected former chief executive of rupert murdoch's news international has been arrested. elizabeth palmer rorz. >> reporter: rebekah brooks had willingly made an appointment to go to the police station to answer questions when she arrived, she was arrested. anything she tells detectives now will become a formal part of the criminal inquiry into phone hacking and bribery of the "news of the world." brooks' arrest came a
. rupert murdoch of the news corporation making that decision. the inquiries into this behavior will continue into great britain. this a major setback, though, for the rupert murdoch empire, though you heard richard quest saying perhaps, perhaps he sees money to be made here. that's all for right now. hope to see you back tomorrow night. "in the arena" starts right now. >>> good evening. welcome to the program. i'm tom foreman. shock waves are rolling through the media world tonight over what looks like a criminal enterprise operating inside of a newsroom. high-profile figures targeted for a gangster style roundup, and all of it taking place under the leadership of one of the richest and most powerful men in america. it sounds like a hollywood thriller, but this is real life, it's playing out in london, and sending tremors all the way to american shores. rupert murdoch, the owner of fox news, 20th century fox, the "new york post," and a number of other vast media powerhouses is under fire tonight, hours after he took the dramatic step of abruptly closing down one of his biggest
>>> rupert murdoch says he's shocked appalled and ashamed. protesters flattered him with white foam and a pie dish. we'll have all the reaction from the testimony over the phone hacking. >>> two adults and three children were taken to the hospital this afternoon after a large tree limb fell on them here at a park in southeast. the group was part of the people's church summer vacation bible cam. >> they were participating in a fun day at garfield park in the 600 block of third street southeast. several children were marching around the tree when this limb fell on them. >> the guys were playing on the tree. all of a sudden we heard this crack and we saw the branchs come down on them. some of them were able to fall from under the brafrmg, some of them the brafrmgs fell on them, so we had to take some to the hospital. it happened so fast, i don't know what to say. it's too bad we were out in the park playing, nobody was doing anything dangerous, something just happened. >> all five people suffered nonlife threatening injuries. pat collins is at the park this afternoon and we'll have a f
-conditioning. >>> another rupert murdoch newspaper is stirring controversy. outrage really over an editorial cartoon that is being called shameless and offensive. we are following the story from london. monita? >> shameless, offensive, disgusting are some of the words being used to describe this cartoon which we are going to show you. it's basically depicting starving people in somalia with the caption, "we have had a belly full of phone hacking." this is in the "times of london" newspaper owned by rupert murdoch's news corp. it could be depicting the irony of the attention paid on the phone-hacking scandal which millions of people are starving in somalia and horn of africa. 4 million people are starving yet the headlines have been on rupert murdoch and his family over the phone-hacking scandal. again, there has been so much criticism and reaction to this cartoon which had the title priorities on it. some of the tweets that have been coming in. emma keller who is married to "the new york times" executive editor brian keller tweed anyone else wondering if this cartoon from today london times is part
as murdoch himself apologizes. >>> 17 states face heat warnings and advisories. now it's headed east as millions of americans prepare for the summer scorcher expected to last for the next few days. >>> casey anthony may be out of jail but perhaps not out of trouble. we'll talk to one of her attorneys about what's next for the troubled accused killer and when she may resurface publicly early this monday morning, july when she may resurface publicly early this monday morning, july 18th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. welcome to "the early show" here on monday morning, july 18th. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. big bumer for the u.s. women's team. they were expected to win the world cup on sunday. a nail biter right to the end. it touched off huge celebrations in japan, where they're still recovering from the disasters, the earthquake, tsunami from early this spring. we'll have more on the tough loss for the u.s. women and what lies ahead in just a bit. >> so close. >> so close. >>> let's begin with the latest on the british
. they can't force rupert and james murdoch to appear but they can force rebecca brooks to appear. if she continues to refuse to respond, issue a summons to her, they receiptcally they could send their security apparatus of the house behind me down to actually force her, you know, arrest her effectively to come along. >> all right. dan rivers for us. thanks so much. we will continue to follow this, of course, every day, new development and more troubling development. >>> still to come this morning, high ask dry. first lost their paychecks and now there may not be any beer to help pass the time during the government shutdown in minnesota. >> that's the part -- no beer. >> big problem. a lot of beer that won't be on the shelves. >>> the president's right-hand man on jobs. jeffrey immelt talks about how they plan to get america working again unchlgth fire under fire. >> gunfire all around us. we are rushing out of this area. with dha and essential nutrients also found in mother's milk. purina puppy chow. right now, go to priceline for a sneak peek at recent winning and better than ever! hote
in london, and sending tremors all the way to american shores. rupert murdoch, the owner of fox news, 20th century fox, the "new york post," and a number of other vast media powerhouses is under fire tonight, hours after he took the dramatic step of abruptly closing down one of his biggest tabloid newspapers. it is called "the news of the world," and it is at the center of a scandal that just keeps getting wider and deeper by the hour. reporters there are accused of hacking into the voice mail of innocent people to get stories, one of them a 13-year-old murder victim, and allegedly paying thousands of dollars to police officers to get them to reveal secrets in high-profile cases. murdoch's son and heir apparent, james murdoch, went on the bbc to try to limit the damage. take a look. >> i feel regret. clearly, the practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in and that i believe in. and that this company believes in. >> americans are no strangers to the dark side of tabloid culture. of course, just take a look at some of the co
with irresistibly bold barbecue sauce. subway. eat fresh®. >>> rupert murdoch agreed to appear before british lawmakers to answer questions about the phone hacking scandal that is rocking the british arm of news corporation and now the fbi is looking into allegations that victims of 9/11 may have also been targeted. news corp. is the parent company of fox 5. fox's amy kellogg has the latest now from london. >> reporter: at the encouragement of new york republican congressman peter king, the fbi is now investigating whether the british phone hacking scandal involving a news corp. tabloid spread to the states with attempts to intercept phone calls of 9/11 victims. in london rupert and james murdoch have now agreed to show up and answer questions before a televised parliamentary select committee along with their deputy rebecca brooks after mounting public pressure. >> my message to rebecca brooks, just do the d you can't hide away from this level of public anguish and anger and these interests. >> reporter: in the first interview since the whole story broke rupert murdoch told the wall street jo
to the media-watched program. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> rupert murdoch, an australian, and how much coverage is it getting over there? >> in his newspapers, almost nothing. on page 18 there's a tabloid paper that is owned by news limited. the rival fairfax papers have given it a bit more, but i would hardly say it's beaning. >> has there in your knowledge ever been an episode hike this in any kind of media? this phone hacking that really seems to be going global every day. >> knowing mr. murdoch and his empire as we do, it's even more fascinating. it may even play into more sha nan gans going on here. but to answer your question, i don't think we have had or are likely to have more like this. because our media environment is less competitive than britain's. we don't have a slew of newspapers competing with each other. we have individual cities with individual newspapers. most of them only one newspaper and most of the cities are owned by rupert murdoch. >> and i know there's real competition rather in the tabloid press and between television news programs. >> yes. our job so lo
by journalists about the case in the u.s. thursday, rupert murdoch refused to answer any questions. a public inquiry in britain will examine the allegations. prominent targets expect there to be more revelations. that what we will find out in the next weeks and months it was not just "the news of the world." i almost feel sorry for them because they're taking the rap for the malpractices of the entire industry. >> "the news of the world close " whatever they uncover will not be reporting on it. >> i spoke with our correspondent and asked what prompted news international to take this step of shutting down the paper. >> it seems the chairman of news international is planned a long game. he has thrown up his hands in the middle of the storm admitted to wrongdoing. he said he had directed the past practices of "news of the world" and did not live up to the high standards of his journalism. those who are more cynical may say this is a smart commercial decision, because the decision about b sky b is coming up. also, murdoch has other interests at news outlets in the u.k. major advertisers had pull
-hacking scandal is cutting closer to the top of the murdoch media empire. rupert murdoch's top aide has been released from custody after her arrest. one of britain's top cops also resigned. abc's jeffrey kofman reports from london. >> reporter: the scandal that shuttered one of britain's oldest newspapers is nothing less than an earthquake. shaking this country to the core. the casualties just keep mounting. the latest? the head of scotland yard. sir paul stevenson resigned. he insisted he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate widespread alleged criminal acts by murdoch's journalists. nor the alleged bribery of police officers by reporters. >> i had no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice. or indeed to the extent of it. and the repugnant nature of the selection of victims that is now emerging. >> reporter: and there is more. rebekah brooks, just days ago she was at the apex of power running rupert murdoch's british operations. it is said he considered her his other daughter. on friday, she resigned from the company. she was arrested. the tenth arrest since
to be extended over the next two years. >> the taliban is claiming responsibility for the attack. >>> the murdoch phone hacking scandal in britain has claimed its first public official. just hours ago, britain's top cop suddenly resigned. his resignation comes on the same day police arrested a top murdoch executive. let's bring in cnn's atika shubert. atika, is there a connection between the resignation and the arrest of that top murdoch executive? >> well, there are basically two different strands of the same scandal. in the place of sir paul stevenson, the topmost senior police officer here in britain, he basically resigned because of increasing intense scrutiny over the relationship between the metropolitan police and "news of the world." that tabloid that was shut down because of those phone hacking allegations. and basically there was a former "news of the world" editor, neil wallace, who it turns out was paid by the metropolitan police to be a communications consultant. sir paul stevenson was taking a lot of flak for that. now, he resigned saying he feels he's done nothing wrong, his integr
this morning. one of the most feared figures in the media world in full damage control. rupert murdoch, owner of fox news and "the wall street journal" here in the u.s. issuing public apologies in the biggest newspapers over in britain this morning saying he's sorry that his reporters hacked into the phones of everyone from politicians to murder victims. we are looking this morning at a business titan humbled, and it is likely to get even more difficult. >> he already withdrew his bid to take over bskyb, one of the largest broadcasters in britain. the question is, is that enough to save face for rupert murdoch? >>> also, a showbiz shock they are morning. superstar jennifer lopez and her husband of seven years, marc anthony, are calling it quits. what's behind the breakup of what looked like one of hollywood's happiest couples? we'll have the latest on that. >> third marriage for her, and they did seem pretty happy singing those duets together. >> beautiful twins. >> yeah, too bad. >>> also coming up, we all know the workplace can be a jungle, but t re's a question for you. how is your boss li
york, next. >>> and rupert murdoch answering questions about hacking at his former newspaper. i'm amy kellogg in london with new information coming up.  >> the british government is going straight to the top for answers, calling media mogul rupert murdoch to talk about the phone hacking scandal. the fbi is stepping in into this wide investigation. >> reporter: a news corps spokesperson said that rupert murdoch and his son james agreed to face questions before a government panel in the uk. the british authorities delving deeper into the phone-hacking scandal at murdoch's recently shattered world of the news tabloid. >> and to attend the meeting next week. >> reporter: rupert murdoch is chairman, the former company of this network. rebecca brookes, now chief executive at "news international," agreeing to face the media panel on tuesday. and local government officials calling for anyone involved to face the music. >> the senior executives of an organization, the center of the firestom, are very, very serious allegations and one illegality and a i moral behavior should make themselve
of this out of a growing scandal of hacking potential victims and why james murdoch said it had to be done. sglo >> as a descendent of iowa, i'm a resident of waterloo. >>> and there is a congressman under fire for what he calls bachmann's sex appeal. >>> and jay barbary joins us live ahead of nasa's last shuttle launch. [ male announcer ] this is larry... whose long day starts with arthritis pain... and a choice. take tylenol arthritis and maybe up to six in a day... or choose aleve and two pills for a day free of pain. happy chopping. >>> welcome back, everybody. a top aide to presidential contender tim pawlenty is apologizing for a comment he made about michele bachmann calling it sex appeal and talking about why she will be difficult to beat next year. ben weber told the "hill" newspaper, she has hometown appeal and ideology appeal and hate to admit, but a little sex appeal, and now, he has issued a statement saying that i have made a mistake disrespectful to congresswoman bachmann and i was not speaking on behalf of congressman pawlenty's campaign and i apologize. and joining us is mi
murdoch's news corps today dropped plans to drop the pay tv service commonly known as bskyb. they couldn't get got approval in this climate. the british newspapers are accused of illegal eavesdropping and police bribery. the government investigation is going to explore the phone hacking scandal and the paper's ties to police and politicians. he also defended hiring former "news of the world" editor andy coulson. >> the decision to employ the editor, there was a number of people who said this wasn't a good idea, particularly when that editor was at "news of the world" when bad things happen. i accepted the assurances he gave me. those were assurances given to a court of law. if i was lied to, if others were lied to, that would be a matter of deep regret. >> the man accused of killing six people in tucson and wounding congresswoman gabrielle ginds can't be forced to take strong drugs. they were told it could make him competent to stand trial. but layoff noughner is presumed innocent and has the say over his body. >>> police stopped king for driving under the influence. riots erupted in los
" but also at "the sun" and "the sunday times," both owned by rupert murdoch. former prime minister gordon brown believes some of his bank account details were illegally obtained by the "sunday times." >> "the sunday times" appear to have got access to my account. they got access to my legal files. but i'm shocked. i'm generally shocked to find that this happened because of the leads. >> reporter: he was shattered to learn that the sun was going public with the news that his baby son had cystic fibrosis. something the family had kept strictly confidential. the person who told the browns that "the sun" would run a story on their baby's illness was rebecca brooks. at the time the editor of the sun newspaper, she's now rupert murdoch's british ceo and is herself being questioned by police. john yates, the officer you saw earlier on in my report, has just told the committee that he's 99% sure his phone was hacked, which shows that police investigating the news of the world were themselves not immune. chris? >> i'll tell you, this story grows more and more every day. cbs' elizabeth palmer for u
to make something has been. >>> a top murdoch executive resigns this morning. rebekah brooks former head of the disgraced tabloid "news of the world" is gone. >>> in southern california, drivers buckling up for carmagedd carmageddon. a bridge demolition that will close down 405, one of california's busiest highways. >>> we begin with the resignation of a key executive in the rupert murdoch media empire. rebekah brooks is out. many people were outraged when brooks kept her job after the newspaper was shut down for scandalous reporting tactics. and as brooks steps down, the investigations ramp up. the fbi now investigating the murdoch empire right here in the united states. lawmakers demanding the probe amid reports that murdoch's journalists hacked the cell phones of 9/11 victims and their families. susan candiotti in new york with the details now. susan? >> reporter: hi, kyra. good morning to you. yes, this investigation is now 24 hours old. as fbi tries to figure out how they are going to approach this. all of it started, kyra, with a report in a british tabloid that a private investiga
stephenson, has resigned. meanwhile, the former chief executive of news international, of rupert murdoch's paper, rebecca brooks, was taken in for questioning, detained some 12 hours sunday night and released just after midnight. there was speculation that would have meant that she wouldn't have turned up on tuesday afternoon, london time, to be grilled by politicians. but we're being told by her spokesman that she will be there. she won't appear together with james and rupert murdoch. she'll appear after them. she'll have to be careful about what she says and the politicians, equally, have said they'll be careful about which questions they ask and how they frame those questions. they don't want to clearly prejudice any possible trial that may come out of this. it will be a committee session view bid millions of people, i would expect, with lots of people wanting to know who knew what, how high up the newspaper group into rupert murdoch's empire this scandal went. kyra? >> cnn will have live coverage of tomorrow's expected testimony by brooks, rupert murdo kr. h and his son, james. it's
" continues right now. >>> i'm kiran chetry. rupert murdoch's media empire under fire. his reporters how accused of illegally invading the privacy of britain's former prime minister as this hacking scandal widens. we're live from london ahead. >> i'm ali velshi. much of the country literally feeling the heat and relief from the summer scotcher may be days away on this "american morning." >>> and good morning to you. thanks so much for being with us on this "american morning." it's tuesday, july 12th. christine has the morning off. >> we've got a lot of news this morning, including some breaking news out of afghanistan. >> that's right. we begin there where afghan president hamid karzai's half brother was found shot to death at his home. ahmed wali karzai was the provenÇal council chief of kandahar. he suffered gunshot wounds to his head and chest according to hospital officials. a spokesman for kandahar's government said a guard killed karzai. the taliban says -- >> we've seen the worst so far. excessive heat warnings and advisories posted in 23 states. the heat in many areas could reac
murdoch executive in britain in 2007. then there are the murdochs themselves-- rupert, the tycoon head of news throughout the world's largest media conglomerate after disney; and his son and heir apparent, james, who is now known to authorize payments to victims of phone hacking, although he says he didn't have the complete picture at the time, and regrets what he did. >> how would one put it politely? there's no on else to throw over. if the boat is still sinking... >> reporter: both rupert and his son james will appear before a parliamentary committee this tuesday. >> mitchell: is there any reason to believe they could be arrested as well? >> reporter: the committee next week is purely political, so, no, there won't be any arrests coming out of that. but there are two police criminal investigations just gearing up with lots of evidence to comb through, some of it said to be e-mails from inside the company. so i don't think anybody can predict where this thing is going to lead. >> mitchell: elizabeth palmer in london, thanks. casey anthony walked out of jail under heavy guard 12 days
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